William Cowper was Australia's first Parish Clergyman. He was given charge of a parish: St Philip's in Sydney (rather than being a chaplain). 200 years ago next week, he arrived in Australia, and his descendants, along with St Philip's Church, have organised the following events to remember his life and contribution:
- SUNDAY 16TH AUGUST (10.00AM): Thanksgiving Service at St Philips.
- MONDAY 17th AUGUST (5.30PM): Book Launch: William Cowper (1778-1858): The Indispensable Parson, by Dr. Peter Bolt will be launched at the Mitchell Library at 5.30 for 6.00 pm. Click here to RSVP. And you can also read about Peter Bolt Publishing.
- TUESDAY 18TH AUGUST (NOON): Civic Commemorative Service. Preacher: Archbishop Peter Jensen. (In the presence of the Governor of New South Wales.)
And you can RSVP for any of it, or any questions can be made by clicking HERE.